An internal review of Virginia Tech's information and communications infrastructure in the wake of the April shootings found that the campus telecommunication systems were "dramatically stressed during the initial response period but performed adequately," according to a report in The Roanoke Times.
Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana is deploying a new emergency alert system for its Indianapolis campus. The system will be used to "instantly notify students and staff in the Indianapolis metro area of emergencies, weather alerts, closings, and even class-related information," according to a release issued by Ivy Tech.
A report by the University of California, Davis has found three electronic voting machines being considered for California state polling are susceptible to both physical and electronic tampering from tools ranging from screw drivers to Trojan horse programs.
The University of Denver, in partnership with RJ Macklin and Associates, today will host "peace talks" between students in Israel and Iraq. The twist: The talks will be conducted via high-definition videoconferencing. The technology is being supplied by LifeSize, a developer of HD communications tools.
China Educational Research Network (CERNET), China's IPV6 fiber optic network for education and research, will deploy VoiceEngine from Global IP Solutions (San Francisco, CA)) to improve voice quality for tis Digital Media Service, which connects more than 20 million chinese students and 3 million faculty and staff at more than 1,500 universities.
Communications technology developer Polycom this week introduced its forthcoming HDX 4000, a videoconferencing and collaboration system that includes high-definition capabilities. It's expected to ship in the fourth quarter.
Clear a little more shelf space at the college bookstore checkout stand: Memory product company Kingston Technology (Fountain Valley, CA) has kicked off a new line of 1 GB and 2 GB microSD "Collegiate" cards to let students, family, alumni, and faculty add fight songs, school logo wallpapers and other school content to their mobile phones.
It's been widely reported over the last week that Duke University had suffered network outages caused by Apple's iPhone. Duke University CIO Tracy Futhey released a statement Friday refuting this, saying not only that the problem had been minor and temporary, but that it was not caused by the iPhone at all.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst inked a five-year research and deployment agreement for advanced technology with switching vendor Cedar Point Communications, the result of a successful test of voice over IP technology at the UMass Amherst campus.
The California Community College System (CCCS) is deploying an enterprise-wide Web conferencing solution from Elluminate called Elluminate Live! CCCS is the largest higher education system in the world.